Responsive Agile Coaching Academy

agile coaching that gets the job done

We provide training and development services that build agile coaching capability for individuals as well as across agile centres of expertise/excellence (practitioner teams). Our service is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the skill of agile coaching as it applies to the implementation of new ways of working within an organisation. If you are in any of the following roles you'd benefit from what the academy can offer:

  • agile team membersteam/chapter leads

  • agile coachesagile team facilitatorsscrum masters

  • SAFe practitioners, RTE or SPC

  • agile delivery leadsagile project managers

  • agile sponsors, leaders or managers

We offer ONLY agile coaching training and development; we specialise so we bring you only the leading thinking in a very specific competence.​ We believe agile coaching should do two things:

  1. get the job done (as defined by the client/sponsor)

  2. build psychologically safe and sustainable work environments


Our approach is not focussed on agile for agile's sake but puts the client's needs at the centre of agile coaching.

The overarching question that drives us is

 

"What job is agile supposed to be doing and how can agile coaching enable the work to get done effectively and efficiency whilst ensuring team safety."
 

Our training and development offerings include courses, workshops and mentoring services are all based around a set of nine capabilities that underpin agile coaching

Establishing the agile delivery system

Agile coaching is best executed as part of an agreed system of work that is designed to deliver outcomes. This module provides you with an approach to ensuring a system is put in place prior to any behavioural change coaching being initiated.

Dealing with resistance to change

What do you do/say when a team or individual rejects your ideas? This module shows what moves you can make when there is a need to navigate resistance and co-create a way forward with the team.

Coaching leaders on how to serve

Leadership conversations can be tricky but there are a few basic techniques and approaches that can be applied; this module will introduce some of these and provide you with an opportunity to practice.

Building & maintaining safety

Without psychological safety agile coaching is ineffective and could even be counter productive; that's how important it is. In this module we'll cover the key practices and techniques that ensure you build safety into your coaching approach.

Flexibility in your communication style

Knowing how you communicate and having the ability to be flexible in your conversation style is central to this module. Using the Social Styles assessment tool we will practice modifying how we communicate when the situation requires it.

How to respond as a coach

The Responsive Agile Coaching model aims to help agile practitioners decide on which "stance" they should take for a specific situation. Whether to teach, mentor or open the space for deeper coaching all depends on the context.

Inspiring a delivery culture

Agile practitioners should never use coercion to get things done; rather they inspire teams to reach for higher levels of performance, This module shows how you can support teams to keep their eye on what matters; delivering value early and often.

Enabling team high-performance

This module will help you understand exactly what a high-preforming agile team looks like and enable you to learn a change management/team development approach to use as part of your agile coaching practice.

Utilising transparency to report progress

This module will provide ways and means for establishing appropriate reporting practices that provide opportunity for mindset change across all stakeholders. Through a combination of methods and practices you'll learn how to change from "old" to new ways of reporting.